Our Values

We love designing our colourful animal and bird homeware, gifts and stationery and are truly grateful when you buy our products. We thought you like to understand a little more about our brand values and how 'martha and hepsie' is trying to help out in anyway we can. 

Helping the planet.

All our products are designed and made in the UK so we're not creating a massive carbon footprint transporting everything across the world, using eco friendly and FSC certified materials where possible (You can find out the materials and processes we use on individual product pages).

We know we need to do as much as possible for the environment, here's a few of the other things we're doing:

  • Reusing packaging, where possible we will reuse all the packaging that our products get sent to us in, from using the boxes to send out our lampshades to using the paper void fill to wrap our mugs. If we can't reuse we will recycle.
  • Reducing plastic in our packaging:                                               
- We've removed cello bags from our coaster sets and our placemat sets now come in a brown kraft card box packaged with black crinkle paper for protection which can all be recycled.       
- All our mugs are packaged in a recyclable brown card box and wrapped in paper (if you do get a mug wrapped in bubble wrap this will be reused bubble wrap from packaging we have received so it's not just been used once and we encourage you to keep on using it until the bubbles have burst)!                                                     
- Our tea towels and aprons will no longer come in a plastic bag and are simple wrapped in a 'martha and hepsie' paper belly band. 
- Our greeting cards are now packaged in compostable cello bags Our notebooks are currently packaged in recyclable cello bags. We're on the look out for affordable compostable alternatives and will switch across to these as soon as possible.                                 
- All our mailing bags are made from recycled plastic.
  • Encouraging you guys to get more out of our greeting cards, on the back of every martha and hepsie card we've written a list of things you can do to extend the life of our card!
  • All our paper goods are printed on FSC certified paper and card, using environmentally friendly inks.

Ways to reuse a martha and hepsie greeting card

Paying It Forward

We want to give back to our communities and use martha and hepsie to help others. In October 2018 we launched our 'Gift Wrap That Gives' campaign where we donate a percentage of our profits from the sale of our wrapping paper to charities close to our hearts. Starting with the sales from our Brussels Sprouts Gift Wrap we have donated to our local Trussell Trust Foodbanks and will be announcing the other charities we will be supporting from the sales of all our gift wrap very soon.

Giving is good xx

Gift Wrap That Gives